Saturday, August 27, 2016

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry


Yesterday I went to a park in DC and listened to a free outdoor concert.  There are so many wonderful summer events in DC.  This summer has been so busy that I haven't been able to enjoy all that the area has to offer.



I went to a few free concerts last year, but the one I went to yesterday was my favorite.  In the past, the venues have been so full.  It was hard to find a spot to sit. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Corn, Walnut, and Feta Cheese Salad


I got my inspiration for this recipe off another blog.  Unfortunately,  I cannot remember which blog.  I look at many food blogs in the course of a week.  


I rode my bike to work today.  I usually ride my bike to work once or twice a week during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  I started a new job this Monday, and it was my first time riding to my new job.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Couscous with Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, and Green Onions


Today was my first day of a new job.  It was a bit overwhelming because I was given an abundance of information.  It's going to be a challenge, but I'm excited for the opportunity to learn and grow professionally.  


My commute is shorter, and I ended up arriving over twenty minutes early.  I'm going to need a few days to get accustomed to my new route and plan my mornings.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Butterscotch Cookies with Butterscotch Chips


In the last two days, I have been in a car for at least five hours a day.  I'm not crazy about long car rides.  I get tired and restless.


I was fortunate to have great travel companions on both trips.  We had interesting conversations.  I was also able to take short naps on both trips.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beef Bulgogi


Tomorrow is my last day at my job.  I have worked at my job for almost five years.  It is the first job I had out of graduate school.  


I start a new job on Monday.  It is still in the same town, but it will be a definate change.  I'm excited but also pensive and grateful for the experiences and growth I have had at my job.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chocolate Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl and Caramel


It has been very hot here recently.  It has been over 100 degrees yesterday and today.  I went on a run yesterday at 7:30pm.  I thought it would have cooled down a little by that time.  It may have cooled, but it was still blazing hot.


I had hoped to run a few miles, but I puttered back to my apartment only after twenty minutes.  Running in hot weather is unpleasant.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


I am typing this while watching the Olympics.  Swimming is still in full swing.  I wasn't sure I would be able to watch the Olympics from home, but my roommate worked out a way to view it from our apartment.  She's a miracle worker.


The Olympics provide hours and hours of entertainment.  I always know what I'll be doing in the evening.  I won't know what to do with all my free time when the Olympics are over.